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The On-Call Veterinarian will provide emergency veterinary medical services on an on-call basis (i.e., as needed) for all species used in the biomedical research and teaching programs at Caltech, including but not limited to laboratory mice, rats, Old World primates, tree shrews, fish, frogs, and finches.
Essential Job Duties
Provide veterinary care to encompass disease diagnosis though physical evaluation, collection and submission of pertinent samples to diagnostic laboratories, radiology, evaluation of laboratory results, treatment regime development and assessment, provision of surgical procedures as applicable to the welfare of the animal, provision of supportive and follow-up care and completion of medical records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Communicate with the OLAR Attending Veterinarian or designee and veterinary technical staff to ensure humane treatment of laboratory animals under the Caltech program on an emergency basis.
DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution or its foreign equivalent.
Current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate calmly in emergency situations. Ability to provide direction and guidance to technical personnel.
Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research.
Knowledge and experience in anesthesia and surgical techniques in laboratory animals.
Must be able to successfully pass the required pre-employment medical clearance. Upon hire, must be willing and able to participate in an Occupational Health program that requires vaccinations (e.g., MMR, COVID) along with routine TB testing and other testing and vaccinations, as required by and at the discretion of the Institute.
Must be able to lift/carry lab supplies, equipment and/or objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Standing: remaining on one's feet in an upright position.
Walking: moving about on foot.
Lifting: raising or lowering an object from one level to another.
Carrying: transporting an object, usually by hand, arm, or shoulder.
Pushing: exerting force upon an object so that the object is moved away.
Pulling: exerting force upon an object so that it is moving to the person.
Climbing: ascending or descending objects usually with hands/feet.
Balancing: maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling over.
Stooping: bending the body by bending the spine at the waist.
Kneeling: bending legs to come to rest on one or both knees.
Crouching: bending body downward and forward by bending legs.
Reaching: extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Handling: seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hand(s).
Fingering: picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers.
Feeling: perceiving attributes of objects by means of skin receptors.
Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words.
Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds by the ear.
Eye/hand/foot coordination: performing work through using two or more.
Near Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less.
Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
Color vision: ability to distinguish and identify different colors.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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